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evade
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Wuthering Heights
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evade
Used in
Wuthering Heights
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  • Isabella and he had had an hour's interview, during which he tried to elicit from her some sentiment of proper horror for Heathcliff's advances: but he could make nothing of her evasive replies, and was obliged to close the examination unsatisfactorily; adding, however, a solemn warning, that if she were so insane as to encourage that worthless suitor, it would dissolve all bonds of relationship between herself and him.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: evade the question
as in: evade the enemy
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